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Rachel Masters

Harp (Principal)

Rachel Masters

Joined the LPO in 1989

Rachel Masters has been Principal Harp of the London Philharmonic Orchestra for over 20 years, having previously freelanced in London with many other orchestras and ensembles.

As a young musician she performed widely as a soloist, and has an extensive discography of works by Alwyn, Britten, Debussy, Ginastera, Glière, Mozart and Ravel. She has occasionally appeared as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and was a Professor at the Royal College of Music from 1982–2016. She enjoys mentoring young harpists through the Orchestra's Foyle Future Firsts scheme, and also participates in its Education programme.

Rachel and her husband Andrew featured in the 'Backstage' interview in our Autumn 2015 edition of the Orchestra's magazine, Tune In. Read the interview here.